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EDITORIAL: Watchout, your food bill is going up

IF there’s anything that COVID-19 has taught us, it is how global events can cause local effects.

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FACE TO FACE: An independent voice on a different path within Christianity

RELIGION in The Bahamas has been dominated by Christian denominations; in fact, about 90 percent of the population ascribes to some form of Christianity. About 30 percent are Baptist, 23 percent are Pentecostal, 14 percent Catholic, 10 percent Anglican, five percent Seventh-Day Adventist, and four percent Methodist. The remainder includes various Christian and non-Christian religions like Greek Orthodox, Rastafari, Baha’i, Jehovah Witness, Muslim, Obeah and Hinduism.

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Four new magistrates sworn in by Chief Justice

FOUR stipendiary and circuit magistrates were sworn in before Chief Justice Sir Brian Moree yesterday, bringing the total number of magistrates for the district of New Providence to 13.

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Moree: Be careful about criticism of the judiciary

DAYS after Deputy Prime Minister Desmond Bannister criticised a Supreme Court ruling, Chief Justice Sir Brian Moree said officials must be careful about denigrating judges to avoid eroding public trust in the judicial system.

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Humes: No offers, and I won’t go independent

FORT Charlotte MP Mark Humes said he has not accepted any election offers from a political party and will not run as an independent candidate.

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The billion dollar industry of importing food

THE Bahamas imports about $1bn worth of food products, Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources Michael Pintard told the House of Assembly yesterday.

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Firefighters tackle scrap yard blaze

FIREFIGHTERS struggled to contain a sizeable blaze that erupted near the New Providence Ecology Park last night.

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Govt mulling $1m investment floor for permanent residency

The government is eyeing a $1m minimum for investors to qualify for economic permanent residency by making non-real estate investments in The Bahamas, a Cabinet minister revealed last night.

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Water Corp sees cash collections decline by $6m

The Water and Sewerage Corporation continues to endure COVID-19’s “devastating impact” on cash collections which have decreased by 24 percent or nearly $6m year-to-date, its executive chairman said yesterday.

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Fisheries exports enjoy 19% value increase in 2020

Bahamian fisheries generated a 19 percent increase in the value of its export earnings in 2020 despite a reduction in the volume of domestic landings, a Cabinet minister disclosed yesterday.

Nightspot left facing ‘insurmountable task’

A popular nightspot yesterday revealed it faced “an insurmountable task” to remain open due to the “toll” inflicted by the “inequitable” application of COVID-19 measures combined with the ongoing 10pm curfew.